Team Twiston Cheltenham Festival Day Two
Day two of the Cheltenham Festival with four runners plus another five going to Huntingdon Racecourse for Team Twiston
Cheltenham Festival Day Two
1.30 - Ballymore Novices Hurdle
Mossy Fen has won 3 of his 4 hurdles to date, starting in a Worcester novice event over 2m 7f back in October. Followed that up with another win at Aintree, then a 4th of 8 here before returning to the winners enclosure over today’s trip at Warwick. This is clearly a step up, but deserves a place in the line up, is progressive and will be suited by conditions. Sam Twiston-Davies in the saddle.
2.50 - Coral Cup
Ballymoy’s wins over hurdles last season took him to a mark of 152. He went chasing at the start of this term and his first three races saw three runners up berths when odds on favourite on each occasion. Was on 149 when 5th of 8 last time at Ascot when returning to hurdles, a race he won the previous year. Finds himself down a further pound here and with ground to suit, is expected to run well, though probably needs to find a little more to return to last seasons form. Daryl Jacob rides.
4.50 - Boodles Handicap Hurdle
Goa Lil started his season unseating his rider on his hurdles bow at Sandown, but put that behind him two outings later at Kempton winning in nice style making all over 2m. Was 4th at Musselburgh in the Scottish Triumph hurdle in early February and looks sure to come on for that. Is progressive and may have enough to threaten the places. James Bowen takes the ride.
5.30 - Champion Bumper
One True King showed promise in Ireland when winning a bumper in then joined us in January. Just six days later, he won a Ludlow bumper over 1m 6f making all and going clear. Another progressive sort, this is a big step up of course but can again make his presence felt. Sam Twiston-Davies aboard.